Those of us who remember vividly the Nazi death camps and Stalin’s gulags are appalled by the Bush violations of both our U.S. Constitution and International Law as exemplified by the creation of such brutal places of imprisonment of uncharged individuals — the vast majority not picked up on any battle field — as Guantanamo now reported to be reverting to its previous brutal abuses in the following NY Times article.   An accounting is called for by Bush, his Attorney General, his military advisors and all others implicated in this egregious desecration of basic American values.

Military Taking a Tougher Line With Detainees
Authorities at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility have
clamped down decisively in recent months.

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent  718-951-5324 (voice mail only) [blind copies]

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